Nosaj Thing + Chance The Rapper: Paranoia
on 19 May 2013
Los Angeles-based producer Nosaj Thing, known for his work with Kendrick Lamar and Kid Cudi, teamed up with new MC on the block, Chance the Rapper of Chicago, on the hip-hop-meets-chillwave track "Paranoia." Nosaj's soft-edged production, laden with tonal melodies compliment Chance the Rapper's mixed pace verses and vocal range. "Paranoia" critically examines the Windy City's rampant gun problems from a first-person perspective, giving an emotional and personal dimension to a major US issue. "Paranoia" originally appeared as a part of the "Yours Truly" series from Adidas, which curates collaborations between producers and rappers. The track also appears on Chance the Rapper's recently released mixtape "Acid Rap," which crashed several websites due to high traffic.